I would really appreciate advice on opening the attached MCD file. It
contains vital data for our current research, and the collaborator who
originally created the files is no longer available to help.
I know that the file was created in 2005, but I don't know what version
of Mathcad was used. I tried opening the file in trial version of
Mathcad Prime 1.0, but that didn't work. Then I tried opening it in a
trial version of the older Mathcad 15, but that also didn't work; it
says "Failed to open document." Finally, I tried converting it with the
"XMCD, MCD Converter" but this does not work; I get "Unexpected error
encountered during conversion."
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This file I could not open in Mathcad 15. And I, too, an error occurred while converting the file to version Mathcad Prime 1.0.
I looked inside the file. This is not a Mathcad file, and does not even remotely resemble a Mathcad file. Sorry, but there is nothing in there to try and recover.
How did you manage to look inside the file?
Just open it in notepad
Of course. When a Mathcad file is opened in Notepad a whole list of data is provide. Date, worksheet version, units etc etc...
'Not if it's a .mcd file. That's a binary format, and most of the file looks likes random characters. It always starts with .MCAD and some numbers though (which give te version of Mathcad that created the file). The file posted above is binary, but it does not start with the correct sequence, and the rest of the file does not look like a bunch of random characters. So it's not a Mathcad file.